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Oct 11, 2012 11:35pm EDT
effective tax than governor romney pays on his federal income tax. >> reporter: ryan got personal. >> joe and i are from similar towns. he's from pennsylvania, i'm from wisconsin. you know what the unemployment rate in scranton is today? >> i sure do. >> it's 10%. >> yeah. >> you know what it was the day you guys came in? 8.5%. that's how it's going all around america. >> reporter: for a vice presidential debate, the stakes were high tonight. after mitt romney's big win in denver and president obama's no-show performance there, biden needed to stop the bleeding. ryan was going for the jugular, seeking to build the momentum republicans are feeling. >> the next time you hear them say, don't worry about it, we'll get a few wealthy people to pay their fair share, watch out, middle class. the tax bill is coming to you. >> reporter: there was a stark generation gap on that stage tonight. joe biden, born in 1942, is older than the baby boomers. paul ryan, born in 1970, is younger than the baby boomers. and ryan looks it. today, "time" magazine published photos taken last year and on newsstands f
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Oct 11, 2012 9:00pm EDT
day. they first blamed the youtube video, now, they are trying to blame the romney/ryan ticket for making this an issue. with respect to iraq, we had the same position before the withdrawal, which was, we agreed with the obama administration, let's have an agreement to make sure we secure our gain. the vice president was put in charge of those negotiations by president obama. and they failed to get the agreement. we don't have an agreement because they failed to get one. that's what we were talking about. when it comes to our veterans, we owe them a great debt of gratitude for what they've done for us, including your son, beau. but we also want to make sure that we don't lose the things we fought to hard to get. and with respect to afghanistan, the 2014 deadline, we agree with a 2014 transition. we want to make sure we're not projecting weakness abroad. that's what's happening here. this benghazi issue would be a tragedy in and of itself, but unfortunately, it's indicative of a broader problem. and that is, what we are watching on our tv screens is the unraveling of the obama forei
ABC
Oct 8, 2012 12:00pm EDT
, the romney campaign is turning up the heat. romney and paul ryan are on the campaign trail in swing states. we have a live picture from ohio where paul ryan is taking the stage. mitt romney' foreign policy speech is making waves. >> mitt romney shifted his focus today to foreign policy. >> policies have not been able to the best examples of world leadership. nowhere is this more evident than in the middle east. >> the romney campaign is trying to reverse the tide on this issue after some of his recent perceived missteps including his initial response to the attack on the consulate in libya. used today's speech to keep up his criticism of the obama administration. he had a bit of a swagger. he is riding a wave of momentum from last week's debate. the poll taken after the denver showdown has the race tied among registered voters. president obama had a five-point advantage three days leading into the debate. voters overwhelmingly said ann romney won the debate. that is the biggest debate when ever recorded by gallup bigger than bill clinton's over george bush. president obama is expect
ABC
Oct 11, 2012 5:00am EDT
, kentucky tonight. debate preparations for romney -- for ryan have included a mock debates all across the country and he spent a day and a half preparing in st. petersburg, florida. >> are you ready? >> i am. >> he described what he is up against in an interview with cnn. >> joe biden has been doing this a long time. he ran for president twice and he's been on a big stage many times before so that's new for me. i'm doing my homework and studying the issues. the problem he has is he has barack obama's record than he has to run on. >> joe biden offer to this last week in iowa. >> i'm looking forward to it. what i have been doing mostly is studying up on his position on the issues. governor romneyand governor romney. i don't want to say anything in the debates that's not completely accurate. >> the moderator for tonight's debate is causing. martha raddatz. there's a report that president obama attended her wedding. the couple divorced in 1997. abc news is looking into whether it that represents bias. log on to night during the debate to react from your compatible smartphone, a tablet, or
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Oct 12, 2012 6:00am EDT
effective tax than governor romney. >> paul ryan went after obama. >> it took the unprecedented two weeks to acknowledge that this was a terrorist attack. >> biden challenged ryan's proposed changes to medicare. >> your changing the program from a guaranteed benefit. >> it was more of a back and forth than the first presidential debate. >> joe biden understood he had to go out there and do what president obama did not do last week. >> both president obama and mitt romney watched closely. >> i thought joe biden was terrific tonight. i could not be prouder of them. >> the running mates shared a few laps. >> i think the vice president very well knows that some commodities don't come out the right way. >> i always say what i mean. >> that was one of the funniest moments of the evening. the next debate is next tuesday and we will see president obama and mitt romney go face-to-face for their second debate. >> thanks so much. we will be watching to see what happens in the next debate. 45 degrees and much more ahead here. the fight against breast cancer will have an event starting at less t
ABC
Oct 14, 2012 10:00am EDT
overshadowed the substance of what he was saying. the romney/ryan ticket has a new tv ad. >> did they come in and inherit a tough situation? absolutely. we're going in the wrong direction. look at where we are. the economy is barely limping along. don't raise taxes on small businesses. they're our job creators. >> smiling and laughing while congressman ryan was talking about serious issues. was his body language at all, his facial expressions counterproductive? >> not at all. i'm happy to defend my dad. i don't think he needs defending. anytime folks on the far right are going after my father for smiling too much, that's a victory. my father spoke clearly to the american people about the facts. he did that for 90 minutes straight. this is not about how much my father smiled or how many gallons of water the congressman drank nervously on the stage. it's about talking directly to the american people about very important facts. what you say from my father was him articulating the vision that he and the president have and continuing to build the middle class out and take the country forwa
ABC
Oct 11, 2012 2:35am EDT
his performance. vice president biden's goal, halt mt romney's momentum. powell ryan he well do anything to keep it going. abc's diane sawyer sat down exclusively with president obama and she asked him, what happened at that first debate? >> well, governor romney had a good night. i had a bad night. >> how bad? >> well not the first time i have had a bad night. i think what's important that the fundamentals of what this race is about haven't changed. >> reporter: romney is on the hot seat. he told iowa's des moines register, quote, there is no legislation with regards to b s bors -- abortion that i am familiar with that would become part of my agenda. >> do i believe the supreme court should overturn roe v. wade. yes. >> before he left for kentucky. ryan was grilled by report ears but romney seeming to downplay what he would do about abortion as president. >> our position is unified, consistent and hasn't changed. >> the president agreed that romney has been consistent. >> governor romney has made very clear that, itch a bill comes to his desk that overturns roe v. wade he will
ABC
Oct 14, 2012 8:00am EDT
romney/ryan team make that suggestion. they think the media is ready to write the obama comeback story. it's romney's proposition to try to stand in the way of that. by being just as aggressive on tuesday as he was in the last debate. >> how much concern are you hearing from both camps about the fine line they have to walk in terms of attacking while in this pretty delicate town hall style format where regular voters don't like that kind of vitriol? >> it's a good question because, the bottom line is, when you attack people, if i were to attack you right now, your negative ratings would go up. people watching the show would think less of you based on what i said. mine would, too, because people would think less of me for attacking. that's the delicate dance the candidates have to do. i think the town hall makes that a challenge for both romney and obama there. >> jake tapper, our senior white house correspondent, soon to be chief white house correspondent, who knees where he'll go from there? jake, thank you very much. he has a big show today. his guests include ohio senator rob portma
ABC
Oct 7, 2012 11:35pm EDT
. and i'm just hopeful that mr. ryan will tell the truth. >> romney's former debate coach gave his opinion on how the next debate will go. >> i am sure that vice president biden got a phone call from the who is and said look, we didn't go after governor romney as much and so you have got to turn up the heat. >> i think both men will be very prepared. >> biden says he's ready. >> all debates are tough. but i'm looking forward to it. i really am. >> foreign and domestic policy issues will be in play thursday night. it's the only vice-presidential debate before the november 6 election. i'm christina mugler reporting. >> this thursday's vice-presidential debate may actually end up being the most watched v.p. showdown to date. >> that's due in large part to presidential debate that still has many people talking and we're joined by political deputy white house edward isaac dovar. thank you for being with us. how damaging was president obama's performance during the debate on wednesday is this >> a lot of people have been very concerned about it on the democratic side. and very excited ab
ABC
Oct 13, 2012 7:00am EDT
romney/ryan team sees an opening. not on the economy, which is improving. but rather, the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya, which resulted in the death of the ambassador and three other americans. >> he is doubling down on denial. when the vice president of the united states directly contradicts the testimony, sworn testimony of state department officials, american citizens have a right to know just what's going on. >> reporter: romney was referring to the debate. one of the first questions from abc's martha raddatz. asking joe biden why there wasn't more security in benghazi, libya. >> we weren't told they wanted more security. we did not know they wanted more security. >> reporter: who is the we in that statement? just the white house, says the president's spokesman. this story has such a big chance of spinning out of control, that secretary of state clinton, went before cameras to try and explain. >> to this day, we do not have a complete picture. >> reporter: the romney's team move, part of a search for undecided voters. team obama is doubling down on star power to sway that gr
ABC
Oct 15, 2012 6:00pm EDT
old dominion. first, paul ryan will make a fredericksburg. then mitt romney will post- debate rally in leesburg. president obama will visit the area on friday, but the exact is not reveal. if you have not registered to vote, you are out of luck. in maryland, you have to register tomorrow. ofa trial over alleged abuse powers. shows prince george's county officers john mckenna. after marylande duke in a basketball came. game.aking -- basketball breaking news about the in montana. that were missing for days and montana's glacier national park. that nealnd says and jason hiser have been found and are safe. family members notified authorities after they failed to show up at the airport. we are told that the men walked out of the woods on their own. we will have more at 11:00. a new chapter in the over anrsy metroisement in several stations. o groups are putting as of their own, and that is anti-islam had. the new ads are coming from shoulderder to campaign, which is basically a coalition of religious leaders based here in washington. three new ads at 3 mattress including the one at willi
ABC
Oct 12, 2012 2:35am EDT
. they pay more respective tax than governor romney pays in his federal income tax. >> reporter: ryan said the administration failed the middle class. >> we're going in the wrong direction. look where we are. the economy is barely limping along. >> reporter: side by side at the same table, biden and ryan were not shy about directly engaging each other. sometimes with harsh attacks. sometimes with humor. >> i think the vice president very well knows that sometimes the word don't come out of your mouth the right way. >> but i always say what i mean. >> reporter: with the polls tightening, the president needs to fire up his democratic base, while romney need to convert 2008 obama voters. rob, paula, last night here in kentucky, both of them got a lot of help from their running mates. >> karen, can we say there was a winner? can we call it a draw? i was looking at several polls, three gave it to paul ryan. three gave the to joe biden. was there a winner? or was this a tie? >> yeah, paula those instant reactions were showing voters were evenly split. but i think if you have to pick who rea
ABC
Oct 12, 2012 6:30pm EDT
: biden went right at ryan over mitt romney's controversial comments calling 47% of americans who don't pay income taxes irresponsible. >> the idea, if you heard that, that little sol little quill on 47%, you think he just made a mistake, then i got a bridge to sell you. >> i think the vice president very well knows sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth the right way. >> but i always say what i mean. >> reporter: when biden wasn't talking, he seemed oddly amused. by our count -- smiling or breaking out in laughter 92 separate times. expressive, often interrupting and occasionally personal. >> this is a bunch of stuff. look, here's the deal. >> what does that mean, a bunch of stuff? >> well, it means it's simply inaccurate. >> it's irish. >> it -- it is. we irish call it malarkey. >> thanks for the translation. >> reporter: and ryan needled ryan over the president's performance in last week's debate. >> i know you're under a lot of duress to make up for lost ground. but i think people would be better served if we don't keep interrupting each other. >> reporter: abc's mar
ABC
Oct 12, 2012 7:00am EDT
ryan over romney's infamous comments about the 47% of americans who don't pay income taxes. ryan turned it back on biden. >> i think the vice president very well knows that sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth the right way. >> reporter: now, there will be a lot of discussion over who was stronger last night. biden or ryan. but i've got to tell you, around here, there was one clear consensus winner. and that was the moderator, martha raddatz, who taught the world what we all know around here, george. you don't mess with martha. >> that is for sure. >> it was a lively time. >> martha, congratulations. you did such a great job. here's the question i really want to know. as the debate unfolded, was it the debate you prepared for? the one you saw in your head as you wrote the questions out? >> i think i was surprised that i got in as many follow-ups. and you've done this, george. you try to listen and you try to react to what they're saying. i had a lot of follow-ups and questions written. but when you're there and in the moment, you really have to go with what's happenin
ABC
Oct 11, 2012 6:30pm EDT
from one of my most trusted advisors." ryan's challenge? to be seen as credible and keep romney's momentum going. in most battleground states, the race is essentially tied, and obama's lead in ohio appears to be narrowing. ryan has only previously participated in around eight debates for his congressional seat. the vice president has run for president twice, debating 16 times, plus squaring off against sarah palin for the gig he has now. >> can i call you joe? >> reporter: biden has been cramming, studying ryan's positions and the book, "young guns," the book that the congressman co-wrote, looking for fodder. >> i just want to make sure when i say these things that i don't have the congressman saying, "no, no, no, i don't have that position." >> reporter: though he is known for gaffes and verbosity, the structure of the debates seems to help him, forcing him to be concise and stick to script. >> he's fast on the cuff. he's a witty guy. he knows who he is and he's been doing this for 40 years. >> reporter: in addition to watching clips of the vice president's many debates, ryan has
ABC
Oct 15, 2012 4:30am EDT
. romney prepares to debate and paul ryan is hitting campaign trail with stops in ohio and his home state of .isconsin everyone is excited to see him. him at as greeted for tommyng event thompson. they are opposing ryan's plan cut some of medicare. in indiana someone builds a sign that shows a caricature the with the devil horns. president obama is spending williamsburg, preparing for tomorrow's debate. but as president biden's campaign later today in reno and las vegas. the job market continues to open veterans.itary big job cuts happening in the industry. >> let's get to ellen braitman .nd linda bell electronics suffering. pc demand is waning. cuts are set to happen in the next few weeks. looking companies are to hire, and especially the younger military veterans. morgan and lockheed martin of hiring 100,000 veterans by 2020. general electric is expected to announce its plan to hire later on today. microsoft is rolling out a music week.e this and a japanese company is a huge stake in sprint. stories in the next hour. , ellen braitman at bloomberg headquarters in new york. >> it is
ABC
Oct 11, 2012 4:30am EDT
focus can be on the vice-presidential candidates. joe biden and paul ryan will have their first and only debate in kentucky. >> as far as the presidential candidates obama will campaign in florida today and romney in north carolina. there's a new nbc wall street journal poll which shows romney made gains in the swing states of virginia, florida, and ohio. the largest in virginia, where now he's ahead of the president. now more from brandi hitt. >> the second round belongs to the running mates. >> i feel good about it. >> paul ryan and vice president joe biden say they are ready to go toe to toe in danville, kentucky. >> i have been studying his positions. >> and there is a critical time in the campaign. >> i've been in business 25 years. i have no idea what you are talking about. >> last week mitt romney dominated in his first debate against president obama. the president even admitted he had a bad night. >> your supporters have been saying you did not show up. >> there's no doubt i can make a better case, which is why i so look forward to tuesday. >> is it possible you gave up your
ABC
Oct 10, 2012 11:00pm EDT
. vice president joe biden and vice-presidential nominee paul ryan are getting ready to square off. >> here is what president obama said to diane sawyer. >> we look forward. it makes you that much more determined. >> the president also accused the romney campaign of confusing voters on several issues, including women's health rights. >> mitt romney spent his day in ohio which is perhaps the most important battleground state of them all. he was northeast of columbus. romney has additional appearances scheduled for the buckeyes state later this week. we invite you to watch the debate right here. you can go to wjla.com/react, and if you have a smartphone or tablets, you can give instant reaction which we will share with people tomorrow night on abc 7 news at 11:00. >> the number of a phone sex line. >> a major train route was blocked for hours today. remarkable ways that people made it home. >> in the belfort furniture weather center, cool weather for baseball. let me tell you how i will crereate 12 million jobs when president obama couldn't. first my energy independence policy means
ABC
Oct 12, 2012 4:30am EDT
effective tax and governor romney pays in its federal income taxes. >> nam le went after obama for his response to the u.s. consulate attack in libya. >> it took the president two weeks to acknowledge this was a terrorist attack. -- ryan went after obama. >> joe biden often laughed at ryan's arguments >> . joe biden understood he had to go out there and do what president obama failed to do last week. >> i thought joe biden was great to night. i cannot be prouder of him. >> i think the vice president knows that sometimes the words don't come out the right way. [laughter] >> but i always say what i mean. >> the next big debate is next tuesday when president obama and mitt romney will square off for the second round in new york. brandi hitt, abc news, ky. >> vice-president joe biden stirred up debate when he laughed and smiled several times during his face-off with ryan. two to accounts or prompted by this. >> talented mitt romney remains on the campaign trail with a stop in richmond later this morning. >> we have some news that may put a chill on your plans to eat ice cream. >> walmart c
ABC
Oct 14, 2012 9:00am EDT
, romney came across as somebody witsome stature and you cou visualize him in the white house. fast f forward to the debate between paul ryan and vice esident biden and uc paul ryan not as vice president, but perhaps the head of the office of management and budget. [crosstalk] >> the girl wants to say something. >> why should she be allowed? >> well, because she should. >> i thohought it was interesting that, paul ryan, who was talking about the economimic stuff you know, he h has in his own band some of you can criticize him for his veracity, but he did fine. when it c came to foreign policy, you can almost see the flip cards in his brain. it had no similitude to real knowledge of the then having crammed for the exam -- real knowledge other r than van ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] combine the pnc cashbuilder viscredit card with a quala ifying pnc performance select checking account and earn 75% more than cards earning 1% cash bk on almost everything. >> we did not know they wanted more security. >> what we are seeing as wturn on their televisio screens these days is the
ABC
Oct 12, 2012 4:00am EDT
their own lives. they pay more effective tax than governor romney pays in his federal income tax. >> reporter: ryan went after president obama for his response to the u.s. consulate attack in libya. >> it took the president two weeks to acknowledge that this was a terrorist attack. >> reporter: while biden challenged ryan's proposed changes to medicare. >> you are jeopardizing the program. you're changing the program from a guaranteed benefit. >> reporter: it was a more heated back and forth than the first presidential debate. and biden often laughed at ryan's arguments. >> joe biden understood tonight he had to go back out there and do what president obama failed to do last week. >> reporter: with the race still tight for president obama and mitt romney, watched closely. >> i thought joe biden was terrific tonight. i couldn't be prouder of him. >> reporter: and in the end, the running mates shared a few laughs. >> i think the vice president very well knows that sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth the right way. >> i always say what i mean. >> reporter: that got a lo
ABC
Oct 12, 2012 12:00pm EDT
paul ryan brought the seriousness the republicans needed. >> today on the campaign trail is back to business for both of them. joe biden will have to hire with mitt romney. first, fighting for virginia. a live picture ready to get under way in richmond. scott thuman is there with a report starting at 5:00 p.m. the meantime, coming up on news at noon, if either going to extremes to protect his children. what police are saying about this threat to shoot anyone who hits his child. and the secretary of defense setting up a warning about what he calls a cyber pearl harbor. what does that mean? first of the nationals are going to affect track work on metro this weekend. you might get a smoother ride. and adam caskey is down at nats [ male announcer ] president obama says he's creating jobs but he's really creating debt. the facts are clear. obama's four deficits are the four largest in us history. he's adding almost as much debt as all 43 previous presidents -- combined. and over 30 cents of every dollar obama spends is borrowed. much of it from countries like china. he's not just wasting
ABC
Oct 9, 2012 2:35am EDT
wind has been at romney's back. for sure. the composition changed and changed numbers as well. >> i think, paul ryan's fourth debate since he has been in congress. definitely new to that game. joe biden has been around, 40-plus years in the senate. >> a long time. pressure on both. for sure. >> it will be high drama. one month after the deadly attack on the u.s. ambassador to libya and three other americans in benghazi we were learning more about security fears leading up to the assault. state department documents show the u.s. embassy in libya asked for a four-month extension for a 16-member security team and the team's commander tells abc news, that ambassador chris stevens wanted the security force to stay even longer, past august. but no request was actually received. in fact, a request for an extension past august, it was, never made even though it had been confirmed and it was granted. but they had never actually put that request through. but tragic, if indeed that request was never made. >> conditions in the country were worsening. of course, 9/11 a vulnerable time for us her
ABC
Oct 11, 2012 7:00am EDT
bit. i just disagree with his policies. >> reporter: and mitt romney said he is confident ryan will have a strong performance. >> i think paul ryan will do great. thank you. >> reporter: in an exclusive interview with diane sawyer, the president talked about what he expects from joe biden. >> what's your message to joe biden about tomorrow night? >> you know, i think joe just needs to be joe. >> reporter: biden scored points in his last debate four years ago, in what turned out to be the most-watched vice presidential debate in history. >> the notion that somehow because i'm a man, i don't know what it's like to raise two kids alone. i don't know what it's like to have a child you're not sure is going to make it -- i understand. i understand. >> emotional moment four years ago, jon. the audience could top that audience tonight. and it's coming as we're getting new, solid polls from the key battleground states of virginia, florida and ohio. >> reporter: yeah. this is the key thing. we've seen a national polls, romney has gained on the president in some cases. actually moved ahead of
ABC
Oct 12, 2012 5:00am EDT
for their own lives. they pay more effective tax and governor romney pays in his federal income-tax. >> mitt romneypaul ryan went after. after >> it took the president two weeks to acknowledge this was a terrorist attacks. >> you are jeopardized and medicare and changing it from a guaranteed benefit. >> it was heated. joe biden often laughed at all right in opposing arguments. >> joe biden understood denied he had to do what president obama failed to do last week's. >> both president obama and mitt romney watched closely. >> i thought joe biden was terrific tonight. i cannot be prouder. >> and running mates even shared a few laughs. >> i think the vice president knows that sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth of the right way. [laughter] >> but i always say what i mean. >> the next big debate is next tuesday, when president obama and mitt romney will square off in round two in new york. brandi hitt, abc news, danville. >> it's 46 degrees outside on this friday morning. >> much more ahead. a d.c. council and talking to abc 7 news about a scandal. what do we do when someth
ABC
Oct 7, 2012 5:30pm EDT
and he's in touch with the american public. i'm just hopeful that mr. ryan will tell the truth. >> from a's farmer debate coach give his opinion on how the next will go -- romney's former coach gave his opinion. >> we did not go after him so you need to turn up the heat. >> biden says he's ready. foreign and domestic policy issues will both be in play. it's the only vice-presidential debate before the november 6th election. >> another note, the presidential candidates are out campaigning while their running mates are preparing for the debate. romney is spending a third day in florida and the president come as you can see, will be rallying support in los angeles. >> senate hopefuls in virginia will be facing off in a debate tomorrow in richmond. that will be held on october 18th on the virginia tech campus. there are running for webb's open seat. >> tonight, we have a metro service update. work on the red line is forcing trains to single track between judiciary square and fort totten. between stadium-armory and cheverly. "extend through closing monday because it is a holiday wee
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Oct 9, 2012 5:00am EDT
university in columbus. mitt romney will make a stop in ohio and iowa. vice-president joe biden and republican nominee paul ryan are debate onfor a thursday. outside, 45 degrees. wet. >> still ahead, the mother of accused murderer george gets her first television interview. i believe in the beginning that he was innocent. i believe in the beginning tit's time to get real about what happens in the bathroom. and start talking about what you really want from your toilet paper. it's time to talk about clean. feeling clean is so important. i use quilted northern. quilted northern soft and strong is stronger than the leading value brand, for a confident clean. when president obama couldn't. first, my energy independence policy means more than three million new jobs. many of them in manufacturing. my tax reform plan to lower rates for the middle class and for small business creates seven million more. and expanding trade, cracking down on china, and improving job training takes us to over 12 million new jobs. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. captioned by the national captioning
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Oct 14, 2012 6:00pm EDT
astronauts in the future and may have inspired some of those today, as well. >> ryan, thanks. >>> we move on to "your voice, your vote." the election just 23 days away. two sets of numbers we're watching closely tonight, the latest gallup poll showing governor romney holding a slight lead. 49/47 but both are looking at these numbers from ohio, as well, the battleground state that might decide this. the president with a narrow margin there. tuesday's debate between mitt romney and the president more crucial and the president's team acknowledging there will be changes and david kerley at the white house tonight. >> hello, everybody, hello. i brought some food. >> reporter: president obama took a break today to visit a campaign office, now into his second day of intense debate preparation. >> how is it going, sir? >> it is going great. >> reporter: the president is holed up at this williamsburg, virginia, resort walking and enjoying the scenery, we are told, between sessions. far from the campaign trail, preparing for his rematch with romney. >> i don't think in the history of r
ABC
Oct 10, 2012 6:30pm EDT
-- you know, i think joe just needs to be joe. congressman ryan is a smart and effective speaker. but his yood ideas are the wro ones. and joe understands that. >> reporter: message to mitt romney? about tuesday night? >> well, i don't need to send a message to mitt romney. i think he will, once again, be very well prepared. you know, he -- you know, he makes a good power point presentation. i look forward to seeing hill. >> reporter: and he says, taking him on, on issues where he shifted, like legal abortion. during the primaries, the governor made it clear he would like to see a repeal of roe versus wade. but yesterday, in an interview, he said this. "there's no legislation with regards to abortion that i'm familiar with that would become part of my agenda." >> well, look. this is -- this is another example of governor romney to sixes he's been campaigning on for a year and a half. >> reporter: is it a lie? >> governor romney has made very clear that if a bill comes to his desk that overturns roe versus wade, that he will be fully supportive of that. and he said, i will appoint
ABC
Oct 11, 2012 4:00am EDT
toe-to-toe in danville, kentucky. >> studying up on congressman ryan's positions. >> reporter: and tonight's showdown also comes at a critical time in the campaign. >> i've been in business for 25 years. i have no idea what you're talking about. >> reporter: last week mitt romney dominated in his first debate against president obama. in an exclusive interview with abc news' diane sawyer, the president admitted he had a bad night. >> your supporters have been saying, this wasn't a bad night. you didn't show up. >> as i said, there's no doubt that i can make a better case, which is why i'm so looking forward to tuesday. >> is it possible you handed him the election that night? >> no. >> reporter: but polls among likely voters show romney did get a boost after the debate. and he's taking advantage of it. >> we can't afford another series of budget deficits of roughly $1 trillion a year. recognize, this is not just bad for the economy. it's bad for jobs. >> reporter: brandi hitt, abc news, danville, kentucky. >>> abc news is proud to play a special role in tonight's debate. abc's chief
ABC
Oct 10, 2012 6:00am EDT
. >> orions are men had walked off home run. -- brian zimmerman - ryan is armond had a walk off home run. >> talk about the race for president. the race is tightening and less than one month to go before the election. mitt romney continues in ohio. >> president obama is expected to be at the white house taking care of presidential duties. that does not mean his campaign is taking a break. there are surrogates out there today. mitt romney is back in ohio, hoping to gain more momentum. as the race for the white house winds down the battle over swing states is heating up. >> alright, but guys, we need you. we need you fired up. >> a new poll shows a tightening race in ohio. obama is leading met ron the 51- 47% among likely voters. mitt romney is spending another i in the buckeye state. >> i have been watching some of president obama's rallies. they chant "four more years." the right chad should be "for more weeks." >> big bird remains the top of the tao. >> gunner romney plans to let wall street run wild but he will bring the hammer down on sesame street. >> obama campaign says it is im
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